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Now Open – Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

If you have joined Goodreads (and if you haven’t – why not?) then it’s time again to select the best books of the year during the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. This is the eighth year for the event where readers embracing all genres select the best-of-the-best books across 20 categories. The first round of voting […]


Medieval Celebrities from

After learning of my experiences in Russia (as I wrote about in the last few “Gimbling in the Wabes”), a learned friend of mine recommended the book Peter the Great: His Life and Works (by Robert K. Massie) to me.  I’ve already gotten a copy from the library, but this is the type of book […]


Book Love Pins

Ah, Pinterest, how we love thee. The virtual pin board is a great place to find recipes, fitness inspiration, motivational quotes and the best in new book releases. It also is a superb source of book love memes. Here are just a few of our favorites. Go ahead, share them on your Twitter or Facebook […]


Rowland Emett’s Backward-looking Vision

May 13-19 is Children’s Book Week, when children’s literature, reading, and literacy is celebrated in schools, libraries, and bookstores. The week brings appreciations too, of the writers and illustrators who keep children and books connected. Here, contributor Lauren Alwan looks at the work of  English author and illustrator Rowland Emett (1906-1990). In 1954, when Rowland […]


Celebrities Who Are Book Nerds

The Oscars got us in the mood. In the past, we’ve shown you LitStackers a brief glimpse of some of classic Hollywood’s most eager bookish celebrities. Now, here’s a few shots of some of the “younger” generation’s biggest book nerds. Some of these may surprise you. Some, not so much. Feel free to tell us […]


Bookish, New Website Launched by Publishers

The latest reading site to add to your bookmarks? That would be Bookish, the new site for reading, discussing and buying books. Launched on February 5th by Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group and Penguin Group (USA), the site is billed as “a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.”  […]


NPR to Provide a Daily Dose for Book Lovers

On more than one occasion I’ve been stuck in highway gridlock and wished, among other things, for a book station on the FM dial—you know, 24/7 reviews, news, gossip, maybe even some audio excerpts. That day is still far off—radio is more profit-driven than ever it seems—but happily, NPR is giving book lovers a bit […]